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. >> my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a dress designed by jason wu the first lady dazzled at the commander in chief's ball. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ >> reporter: where she took the first dance with her husband as jennifer hudson sang. early president obama told the ball goers why the day was remark remarkable. >> today we experience the majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people. >> reporter: in his inaugural address he intends to operate more boldly in his second term. he put aside calls for bipartisanship and sent republicans a message, the election was an affirmation of his view of government. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> reporter: and as the white house and republicans prepare to debate ways to cut the deficit, he was adam ant. >> we reject t
. and the first lady, stunning in a ruby red jason wu gown. and like four years ago, the obamas turned to a who's who of popular performers. this is the hottest ticket in all of washington. we've got one. let's check out this party. from alicia keys, who put a presidential twist on her hit song. ♪ obama's on fire >> reporter: to other a-listers, like brad paisley and stevie wonder. ♪ very superstitious >> reporter: so what's the review on the first lady's dress? >> amazing. beautiful. >> reporter: this year, instead of ten balls, just two. in one room, more than 30,000 people dancing the night away, from sea to shining sea, of sequins. in another, the party went on military style, at the commander in chief's ball. >> you all dress up pretty nice. >> reporter: the glitz and glamour overnight capped off a full day of pomp and pageant -- pageantry, with kelly clarkson belting out patriotism on the capitol steps. later tweeting out this picture from backstage. meeting the woman who would cap the inauguration with this. ♪ of the brave the brave ♪ >> reporter: pretty powerful moment. and it w
? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling fingers when she wore alexander mcqueen to a state dinner and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard. i'm a tomboy jock at heart but i like to look nice. >> reporter: tonya rivero in new york. >> i like the bangs. >> i do not. >> i like them, rob. it's a nice look, i think. and she's such a trendsetter. now bangs will be on trend. >> exactly. and the thing i like about the last time around, sh
, michelle obama, of course. the person who designed her gown, jason wu, will be studio 57. and kevin mccarthy will be with us, we'll ask about the president's call to protect medicare and social security and how google proves employee perks are good for business. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. >> it seems simple, if your employees are happy, the company is happy. >> shouldn't every company have a nap room? >> i think so. we want one every morning. all right, thanks so much. remember, cbs this morning starts at 7:00. >>> well, take a look at this video from new zealand, it's an underwater volcano at white island, a popular tourist destination. steam and sediment have been spewing off a hot lake, activity increased over the past three weeks, and a full blown eruption is possible. pretty amazing pictures. a paragraph is -- a photographer is standing far away. >>> can you imagine a nap room? i don't think that would be good company policy. >> we would never wake up. >> exactly. we would never make the show. >>> big changes as w
worn so far, it feels like it will be a bit more subdued from last time. >> that was a jason wu dress. >> it was the white jason wu dress. >> many designers people didn't know. do you think that's something she takes into account, that ability she has to give somebody a name? is she trying to spread the wealth a little bit to other designers? >> yeah. i think she's very smart in that she hasn't attached her name to one particular design house. and she has also, i think, recognized that the fashion industry is not just about the giant corporations. it's about small business owners. it's about female entrepreneurs. it's about young, immigrant entrepreneurs. and that really comes through on her choices. >> she does seem to try to do a mix of the everyday designers that any of us could have access to, and some of the higher end ones as well. >> absolutely. >> it's always good to have you here. thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >>> coming up next, small town letter that made a big impression on president obama. what he wrote back right after this. miss, this seat's available. (sighs) this
designer jason wu. >> put him on the map. >> yes, my god. and people think she will do the same thing for somebody else, but she tends to pick michael kors and other american designers, but she got some guff from wear iing a british design to a state dinner. so i think that she will stick american. >> and where does she fall in fashion? >> number one as someone that you would want to dress like. any time she wears a j. crew sweater, it will sell out in minutes. and the same thing of what she wore on "the view" and obviously jackie kennedy number up with and then hillary clinton known for the pantsuit and barbara bush known nfor the pearls and michelle obama as fun and approachable and fashion forward and everyone wants to dress like that. >> that is how i am often referred to fashion forward and approachab approachable. i want to talk to you about the bangs that have become all of the talk as well, and what is your take on those sh. >> 49th birthday present and she wants to be more lively and youthful and she wanted to have the last inaugural and wants to be remembered by it. >> and i
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